Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Viable Execs Sentenced

A federal judge sentenced the founder of Viable to nine years behind bars today. John Yeh was also ordered to pay restitution of $20 million for his part in defrauding the government through the Maryland company's video relay program. Yeh billed the government for millions of dollars for calls that did not qualify for reimbursement. His brother, former Viable vice president Joseph Yeh, got 55 months in jail. Neither brother plans to appeal the decision. In all, 26 people were indicted in the conspiracy. Two other Viable executives, Anthony Mowl and Donald Tropp, will be sentenced December 14 in New Jersey.